Tessa d'Arblay

Published by Hodder and St Martin’s Press, 1983

Tessa, the daughter of a mad Anglican clergyman, has a nose for mystery. Her refusal to accept a natural-causes verdict on a friend's death leads her into the pit of horror in London's underworld at the time of the Ripper murders.


  • A thoughtful, well-done mystery but be warned: the weekend party at a country house near Stonehenge is not like any you’ve seen on Masterpiece Theater! – Bestsellers
  • The ritual and sex scenes may be too much for some but they fit well with the overall sensuality and earthiness. It's a winner – UPI syndicated reviews – summer choice
  • A spellbinder – Publishers Weekly
  • A strange novel with limited appeal ... cluttered and confusing. While it may appeal to some readers, they will probably prove few in number – Pittsburgh Press
  • He is every bit as bad as Dickens — Martin Seymour-Smith
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